Welcome to Cindy's Baking Angels!
Angels Dedicated to Providing Support to our Deployed Military typically in war zones and aboard MEU's with baked goods and comfort items.
Calling all Angels! Our Teams are Open for Registration!
Join us NOW through May 10th@ Bakinggals.com!
Teams are limited to 20 members each, so hurry and sign up today!
Team Cougars Baking Angels ~ May 2016
Featuring BU3 Carolyn McEwen
Cindy's Baking Angels is proud to be of support to BU3 Carolyn McEwen and her Buddies during her deployment in Africa. McEwen was referred to us by Laura Bookler Mellenthin. Laura and I worked together at Granger Middle School for many years. Thank you Laura for the referral and Carolyn for giving us the opportunity to support you during your important mission!
McEwen writes, "I’m in the U.S. Navy and have been serving for six years. My kids started a program called "Operation We Care" at school and they chose the name 'Team Cougars' to represent the mascot of their school. They and their classmates are sending care packages to our Soldiers."
For more information about Team Cougars, please CLICK HERE!
Team Big Easy Battletoads Baking Angels ~
Featuring CPL Michael Collins
We have a new team for our May round! Many thanks to mom, Catherine Collins, for referring her son, Michael! We can tell that Catherine is very proud of her son.
Catherine shares a bit about her son, "Michael has been in the Marines for 2 1/2 years now and is in the electronics field. He is assigned to Camp Pendleton and is currently on a MEU.
For more information about Team Big Easy Battletoads, please CLICK HERE!
COMING IN JULY....
Team Raptor Baking Angels ~ July 2016
Featuring Molina Semple
Molina is all Air Force and proud of it. She hails from New Jersey and is stationed at the Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Alaska. Her role is that of an Aircrat Armament Systems Technician.
For more information about Team Raptor, CLICK HERE!
* Updated 4/21/16: Thanks to all who are contributing baked goods and comfort items for our special team event! All needs have been met!
Semper Fi Sisters, one of our Partners and Affiliates, has asked for our assistance in a very important "Wounded Warrior & Caregiver Event" coming up May 11th to 15th! Semper Fi Sisters will be supporting both Active Duty and Veteran Wounded Service Members along with their Caregivers during this retreat. This will be Cindy's Baking Angels second year of support to this worthy event!
Thank you to all our Angels who participated in this special mission! All of our needs have been met! PLEASE CLICK HERE for all the information!
Calling All Angels! Special Team Event!
Thanks to all who are contributing baked goods for our special team event! All needs have been met!
Attention Angels! We have been called to support our Spartan Warriors! Theresa Botts is spearheading the "Spartan Weekend," May 6th-8th for wounded Veterans and Caregivers and their children. There will be 45 children in attendance and Theresa is looking for snacks for them during their 6-hour workshop time. Deadline for receipt of goodies is April 29th!
SUMMER NECK COOLERS FOR OUR TROOPS!
* Thank you to all who have signed up in support our our Neck Cooler Project! Our needs have been met. We appreciate your support and look forward to having you join us for our upcoming Pillowcase Project for the Troops!
Pillowcases for the Troops ~ Watch for project announcement coming soon!
Our Angels are always seeking ways to enhance the deployment of our Troops and what better way than to create beautiful pillowcases!
For our Angels who enjoy sewing, consider creating pillowcases for our deployed Troops! CLICK HERE for more information!
Join our Angel News List today and receive advance notice about upcoming Teams!
CLICK HERE to sign up! Please include your full name.
We are seeking referrals for August 2016!
Refer your deployed Troops today!
Deadline for August 2016 referral information is July 10th. First come, first served! Contact me today for more information!
The Story Behind Cindy's Baking Angels....
Five years ago, following my retirement from middle school teaching, I set out to find an outreach program that would give me a sense of accomplishment.
A friend led me to Bakinggals.com, an organization which supports our deployed Troops. I became a team leader and now five years later with nearly 300 Angels in our network, "Goodie Boxes" are shipped monthly to our deployed Troops by our Angels.
Our "Goodie Boxes" are as diversified as our Angels. Baked goods, comfort items our Troops need, plus some fun and creative items are sent lovingly each and every month.
We are always seeking Troop referrals and welcome Angels to our network. Scroll down and see how you can become an Angel or Refer a Troop for a future team!
Thank you for visiting and please share with friends and help our Mission to grow!
Cindy's Baking Angels builds its Angel teams monthly, in affiliation with Bakinggals.com.
"Baking GALS (GALS stands for Give A Little Support) is a group of volunteer bakers from around the country who bake and ship homemade goodies to our heroic military men and women who are currently deployed in a war zone. Our goal is to show our support and send a little bit of home to remind them that we appreciate all that they do for our freedom." Bakinggals.com
Each month I sponsor a different Military recipient(s). Recipients are often referred to me by family members, friends, and by our military recipients themselves. Any deployed Military Troop is eligible who is in a war zone or aboard an MEU. Special provisions may be made to others. Please inquire. To refer a special Troop, please see Military Referrals for more information. Our services are free of charge to all Troops.
Once Cindy's Baking Angels selects a recipient(s), information is published on Bakinggals.com. Team sign-up can only be completed through Bakinggals.com and prospective members must be registered for their site.
Team building begins the 24th of the month and shipping is from the 1st - 13th of the next month. Team size is limited to 20 members. Baking is not a requirement. Often members send toiletries and other comfort items to help make our Soldiers' lives a little easier. Our Angels ship independently to the deployed Troop(s).
Once team sign-up is complete, I provide a detailed Team Newsletter with tips for shipping, baking, and other tricks I've learned that will be of help to newbies as well as veterans. I support my team unconditionally and any questions or comments are welcomed.
If you're seeking a communicative and supportive group, then Cindy's Baking Angels is the right match for you. Come and join us!
Special Treasures Received
Team Justice League recipient Cpt. Monty McCoy,presented us with a very special treasure...a flag and certificate. This flag was flown over Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on September 11, 2014, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom by the 313th Military Police Detachment "GATEKEEPERS, All In-Never Fold".
Thank you, Monty and all your Troops for this beautiful sentiment. It is very much appreciated!
Team Panthers recipient, Travis Williams, sent us a very special package. We are honored and this is for all my Angels!
Team Task Force Reaper, with recipient Michelle Lewis, shared these beautiful patches with our Angels. We are honored.
Team Bayonet with Anthony Costello was kind enough to send us this special Certificate of Achievement to our Angels. We were honored to be able to support your Troops and wish you all a safe journey.
Cindy's Baking Angels has received five very special awards from members of our Military Teams. Travis Williams of Team Panthers, Michelle Lewis of the 1-135th ARB D Company, Anthony Costello of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, MSgt David Billa and the US Marine Corps, and MAJ Guido Lyons of Task Force Diamond Head!
On behalf of Team Justice League, Team Panthers, Team Task Force Reaper, Team Bayonet, Team Leatherneck, and Team Wings of Lightning, I proudly and humbly accept Team Panthers US Flag, which was flown on every mission over Kuwait by pilot Travis Williams, along with their patch and Coins; Team TF Reaper patches; and our US FLAGS that were flown over Afghanistan (U.S Marine Corps) and during a combat mission on July 4, 2012 (Task Force Diamond Head;, and Certificate of Achievement (173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team). Thank you all for your effort and caring nature. This is for all my Angels!